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Organic Gardening:


Non Hybrid Seeds For Survival Gardening


by Viola Bontrager



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Although it is getting harder to find quality non hybrid seeds, heirloom seeds or open pollinated seeds for survival gardening, they are still available.

It may take more searching to find them, and if you want to purchase a complete gardening kit of these seeds, it may actually be easier to get that, than to find individual vegetable seed packets.

The beauty of it is that once you DO find your survival seed supply - you will be set for life as far as garden seeds go, unless you simply don't harvest them in the fall. :)

There is something about gathering your own seeds in the fall and storing them, knowing that you are all set for the following year, no matter what happens to the economy... that just makes your day!

If this is your first try at saving seeds, start with beans, squash, dill, marigolds, peas, etc. These are easier seeds to start saving. Once you have collected the seeds, it is very important to dry them thoroughly before storing them. You don't want your seeds to mold or rot, and they will do so, if they are too wet when you store them away.

Seeds that you have collected can be stored in many ways, like in small pill bottles, empty film canisters, or small envelopes. Label each container or packet with seed type and any other relevant information. Believe me, you may think now that you will remember what each seed is, but when spring rolls around, you will be so glad you labeled them!

Then store in a dry, cool place. If you use envelopes to store the seeds you may also want to place them in a jar with an airtight seal to keep out moisture.



In an emergency, your imagination is the only thing that can keep you from growing a non hybrid seed garden. Be creative. The same places that weeds and other unwanted plants grow can be used to grow vegetables, fruits, or even herbs. For more information on finding good quality seeds, visit our non hybrid seeds page, or visit our Emergency-Survival-Skills.com site to learn more about survival gardening and what you can do to prepare for any coming food crisis. Source



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